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Defense Acquisition Board


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The DAB is the Department's senior-level forum for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) on critical decisions concerning Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID programs, and selected ACAT IA programs. The DAB is composed of the DoD's senior executives. The DAB is chaired by the USD(A&S). Other executive members of the DAB include: • Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) • Secretaries of the Military Departments • Under Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) • Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) • Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) • Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) • Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) • Chief Information Officer of DoD • Director of Operational Test and Evaluation • Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation • Director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis (executive secretary of the DAB) An Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) will document decisions resulting from DAB reviews.